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Nonbots in the robots section - "tisk tisk" or "boo woo"?

Should we ban all nonbots from the robots section? You know: robots that are not. That do not even exist? Ideas for an upcoming robot that only exist in the maker's mind. Maybe on a scrap of paper. Maybe the materials are "in the mail"?

I really don't like it when people post such projects. I don't care if the robot turns out to be really awesome real soon or if the idea never comes to fruition. I just feel that the robots sections should be reserved for actual projects that actually have something to show.

What are we, the Nobel Committee?


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If we can battle spam, we are certainly capable of cleaning up our robots section from all nonbots. Any opinions? Differing or otherwise ;-)
Aye. I see a perfect example right now on the homepage.
did you read my post? if you did you should see i have the parts and controler ,i just have to get the base made ,whats the difference between a robot "work in progress" then a pile of parts that are waiting to be put to gether ? besides there are worse things like people makeing the stupid lego robots (the ones with like 2 motors and nothing else).mine will eventualy be made ,ill move it to a blog and leave me alone, it stuff like this that makes new members feel unwanted,what im sick of is when some one builds a robot with a cool idea or component ,and is asked to post more about it ,they do  and then they get ripped on for not posting it right!

I always tend to the cautious side when posting my (only 1 to date =D) robot entries, but how do we judge when a robot is "complete enough" to validate posting it?
Naturally your robot needs to be more than just a pile of parts and a few ideas, but should it be close to finished? Starting to take shape? First full assembly completed?

There are plenty of examples currently that don't meet the (IMHO) obvious requirements for posting, however I'd like to see a succinct description of at what stage a robot is page-worthy.

We should call them nobots!
I've always thought there may be less confusion if all initial creations go into a blog for the user.  Once the user has his/her project finalized then, it can be linked to the robots page.  At that point, the robot page would be updated as the user makes changes to their design.
I think everyone needs to relax. I mean we are enforcing "rules" that don't even exist. All most people are doing is yelling at newbies and scaring people away. If you don't want someone to make a robot page when all they have is a plan, MAKE A CLEAR RULE ABOUT IT OR A NOTE ON THE PAGE AS THEY SUBMIT. How is a new person to know except for when 10 people rip on them for doing it. Seriously people relax!
Why dont we have all "robot" posts go into blog form, then when they can be reasonably called a robot, put into the front page?
What constitutes a robot? So far no one has ever defined a robot and had the definition widely accepted.

Well, I think we should define one then.

Anybody with common sense can define this as not a robot: